St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Class Teachers: Miss Leatherbarrow

Support Staff: Mrs Nurton, Mrs Hall, Mrs Mc Commish 


Year 1 Topics

Year One will start this academic year using our 'mystery whole school visit' as an inspiration for activities in all curriculum areas. Running alongside the whole school stimulus we will be focusing on toys and how they have changed over time. To showcase their learning, they will put on a toy museum towards the end of Spring term.  This will be followed by our 'London' topic focusing on monumental buildings in London as well as  the fire Of London and how this significant event changed  how we live today.



Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every week on a Wednesday and then collected and marked the following Tuesday. Please remind your child to bring in their Homework book every Tuesday so new English or Maths sheets can be stuck in. New homework will be given to the children every Wednesday. Homework that is not handed in by the required date will not be marked. 


Spellings will be handed out every week. Children will be given 9 spellings to learn and a spelling test will take place every Friday. Children will always be given seven or more days to learn their new spellings. 


In addition to this set homework, each week your child should read aloud most days and their reading record books signed. The class teacher will check reading record books and stickers will be given to those that have read. The children will have an opportunity to receive a bronze certificate followed by silver, gold and platinum depending on how many times they have read. 


Class Routines

PE will take place on a Tuesday PM and Thursday PM. Named kit should be in school all week. No earrings or watches are allowed. PE kits should be bought in on a Monday morning and taken home on a Friday as PE days may change due to the weather or other school events/activities clashing. Those that do not have a PE kit will not be able to take part in PE lessons. 


Useful websites

Phonics Play

Snappy Maths

Writing Inspiration

Spelling Help

Times Tables


Useful Information

Home learning